October 16, 2016
It never occurred to me that colonialism also had a role to play. That isn’t too surprising, I guess. A sickness has to be named before it can be diagnosed.
September 11, 2016
The problem with family legends -- like history -- is that the facts often get in the way of a neat, clean, and simple story.
August 7, 2016
My foolish acceptance of Morton’s false history, however, is not even the most troubling aspect of this short history of my search for my family’s history.
June 30, 2016
Here’s the strange thing. My grandmother was an Indian, she presented herself to my class as an Indian, but it never occurred to me that I was an Indian too.
January 14, 2015
My question to you: Is Stephen Harper a symptom of what ails Ottawa or the cause?
June 23, 2014
The punchline: Apartment 601 is my least favorite apartment I have ever lived in. The story of my stay in that apartment provides one summary of the story of my time in Ottawa.
January 1, 2014
2013, this time last year, I liked the cut of your jib. It seems that I was right to do so. It’s been a pretty good year. The most significant event, I suppose, was being given a permanent position at work. After two years on short-term contracts, a couple years of freelance work before that, […]